Here are a few tips from White Supply and Glass to keep your kids “window safe” during National Home Safety Month
- Install window guards and window stops—window stops go on the side of the window tracks to keep the window from opening more than 4 inches.
- Whenever possible, open windows from the top, NOT the bottom.
- Keep furniture away from windows to limit a child’s access.
- Don’t depend on screens to keep children from falling out. Screens keep bugs out; they won’t keep children in.
- Be careful when opening windows that have been closed all winter, they could crack or break. If a window breaks follow these simple steps to clean up the glass.
- Never, Ever Use a Vacuum: Trying to suck up the glass will ruin your machine!
- Start with a Broom: Sweep up everything you can and dispose of the pieces in a paper grocery bag. Be sure to carefully shake off pieces stuck in the bristles and dustpan into the bag.
- Finish with a Slice of Bread: This is such a cool trick! Take a slice of soft sandwich bread and press it into the floor, the way you would press a stamp onto a stamp pad. The dust-like particles that can’t be swept stick to the bread. Continue pressing until the bread is coated with glass. I used 4 slices for a 10-foot-square area.
Retrieved From: goodhousekeeping.com and onsafety.cpsc.gov